If God knew that Satan would rebel and Adam and Eve would sin, why did He create them?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini linda rodriquez

GOD created Adam and Eve because He wanted a family. It's as simple as that. Amen.

February 14 2014 Report

Mini Larry Giuliani

When you say the following it seems to say that you know all of the possibilities that were at God'd disposal: "it must mean that the fall of mankind was part of God's sovereign plan from the beginning. No other answer makes sense given what we have been saying thus far.'"

I think the word "must" should be replaced with "may" in your comment. And you should revise the last sentence above with "No other answer makes sense to me, given what we have been saying thus far.'"

Knowing something is going to happen is not the same as planning for it to happen. Parents know their children are going to trip and skin their knees and bloody their noses, but no parent plans for that to happen. If they prevented it from happening, they would prevent the child from learning by the experience.

February 14 2014 Report

Mini Stephen Farr

NOT all will be saved by Christ as this goes against what Jesus teaches. Why did Jesus call His disciples to be fishers of men? This goes against the doctrine of predestination where Jesus has called us before time. The new testament clearly states that the rich man died and went to hell, so he did not go to Heaven. Lazarus, who had also died, was across the gulf with Abraham. The rich man cried out that he wanted Lazarus to cool his tongue as he was on fire.

False teaching is to be avoided and rebuked. Sin is very real, and Jesus abhors it in every way.

John 3:16 states "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not die (ie everlasting damnation and torture in hell in complete isolation from God). It does not say all will believe otherwise Jesus would not have had to die for us as he would have accepted us all in our sin as fit for heaven , ABSOLUTELY NOT!

In Revelations it talks about the smoke from the tormented ones rising in front of The Almighty.

June 03 2014 Report

Mini Joseph Trujillo

God already knows how it's going to end and He knows that He is Victorious. (Rev 20:10)

The fallen angel that is the devil, is a beast and as Genesis describes the serpent, which is a reptile. (Gen 3:1)

May 30 2020 Report

Data Danny Hickman

Steven Farr,
If you were as hot and thirsty as the rich man said he was, would you ask that someone dip their finger in water and come and touch your tongue, or would you ask for at least a cup of water? Does that not make you think differently about what the story means?

December 29 2021 Report

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